Sunday, May 3, 2009

Would You Rather Walk Three Miles in the Hot Sun?

If you recall, just a few posts back, last Sunday we walked in a fund raiser. We had a good time, but it had been a warm day and by the time we had put the 3.1 miles behind us, we were ready for a sit-down. Our dogs (feet) were really hot and tired.

Now, I’ve hit the fast forward button. We’re speeding through last week and all the pictures are blurry and melting into one another until it gets to be Sunday afternoon again – almost exactly 168 hours or one week later. Time has returned to a normal pace.

Our attire is different. My husband wears a sports jacket instead of a T-shirt. On his feet are dress shoes instead of sneakers. My daughter wears a skirt instead of shorts and sandals on her feet. No sneakers for her either. I’ve got on a nice pair of slacks and a summer sweater. It’s sandals for me as well. We’re milling around the foyer of the North Carolina Art Museum looking at approximately fifty students’ works of art.

Instead of a plastic bottle of water to chug, or ice water hastily poured in plastic cups as we mark the first mile of our walk last week, we are sipping punch from glass punch cups and nibbling on light refreshments. The crowd looks expectant rather than exhausted.

Soon we meander into a small auditorium with the crowd and find a seat. Off to the right is a podium with the symbol of the U.S. House of Representatives displayed on the front. The crowd quiets and after a few announcements, Congressman Brad Miller comes to the podium and says a few words. Then Congressman Miller is joined on stage by a couple of others and together they present the 2009 Congressional Student Art Awards.

You might remember that I have previously posted one piece of my daughter’s art that I thought was quite impressive. Her art teacher submitted that very piece to this competition. While she did not win First Place, she was awarded an Honorable Mention for it. So, I’m taking this opportunity to share it again before she starts charging me every time I post one of her pieces here! You can also see a few photos from our afternoon at the Art Museum if you continue to scroll down. Now I ask you, doesn’t this seem like a cooler way to pass a Sunday afternoon or would you rather walk three miles in the hot sun?

Title: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Before the ceremony

Try to ignore the glowing eyes . . .

My daughter and Congressman Miller


  1. hi
    fun to have a talent child,congrats

  2. congratulations to you daughter!!, is a great work.

  3. Oh Ginger...I'm a little behind in my postings. Congratulations to your daughter! I love her art work...very lovely. She is very talented!!

    Very deserving to a lovely family.
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. Oh Ginger what a sweet daughter you have. I just love her art work !!! Just wonderful.



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